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What avg.load do you use bld. and or a pole building? in Pa.

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what avg.load do you use for foundations for metal bld. and or a pole building? in Pa. snow load is 30 lbs. what is a good avg dead load to use for the two above buildings? metal bld.? pole blding? Mr.walkereng .
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  walkereng replied 1 year ago.

do you have any plans or sketches you can share with me?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
no. I was just looking for a good avg . dead load to use in each case. ihave always used 20 lbs. but this may be to heigh.?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
building size about 60' x 125' with 14' ceilings on avg.
Expert:  walkereng replied 1 year ago.

For the walls of metal building and pole buildings, I always use 10 psf for a Dead load

Expert:  walkereng replied 1 year ago.

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